|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 07 March 2009 07:45|
March Madness 2009 handicappers should always remember the 2006 George Mason Patriots Cinderella March Madness betting run. March Madness 2009 may very well see a strong run from the Virginia Commonwealth Rams.
VCU is no stranger to March Madness betting success as many handicappers will recall their upset win over Duke in 2007. March Madness 2009 handicappers will look over a VCU team that was 20-9 straight up and 13-4 in CAA play. Speaking of George Mason, the Patriots look to be a strong contender for March Madness 2009 betting action.
George Mason was 19-9 straight up including 12-5 in league action. The Patriots may prove to be a dangerous dog for March Madness 2009 as they covered 4 out of 5 games when getting points. George Mason has one of the nation’s top defenses which will also be an important ingredient towards any potential success for March Madness 2009.
Old Dominion was another CAA contender for March Madness 2009. The Monarchs were 19-9 straight up and 11-6 in conference play. Old Dominion was in the “Big Dance” for 2007 and lost to Butler. Old Dominion’s mark of 10-13 against the spread this season will not impress March Madness betting fans.
Their wins over George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth, however, will draw March Madness 2009 respect their way. Northeastern climbed to a straight up record of 18-10 while going 12-5 in the Colonial to be in the thick of the title chase.
The Huskies were a solid 9-6 against the spread in road action, which is an important characteristic for March Madness 2009 success. It’s been a long time since Northeastern put on their “Dance Shoes” which may make for a good motivational intangible. Hofstra was 19-10 straight up including 10-7 in Colonial action.
The Pride was a strong 11-7 against the spread as a dog which is an indicator of their potential value against the March Madness 2009 board.
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